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Board Meeting Agendas – March 28th

The agendas for the Committee of the Whole and Regional Board meetings to be held on Thursday, March 28th at the North Peace Cultural Centre Carpet Room, 10015 – 100 Avenue, Fort St. John, BC are posted to the PRRD website and are available for viewing, downloading and printing.

Committee of the Whole – 10 am
Regular Board meeting – to immediately follow

Charlie Lake Fire Department

The Charlie Lake Fire Department was paged out at 18:34 on March 17, 2019, to respond to a structure fire on Poplar Road.

Once CLFD arrived, the fire was found to be burning in a bedroom. With quick action of the CLFD firefighters, the fire was knocked down, stopping the fire from spreading.

I8 firefighters were on scene, along with Engine 1, Engine 2, Tender 1, Rescue, and Squad 1 & 2. BC Ambulance Service and BC Hydro attended the scene as well.

The Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Public Notification

The Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Public Notification

The Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources authorized Deasan Holdings Ltd. to begin removing gravel stockpiles at the gravel pit located near Old Fort and Fort St. John, B.C. on March 4, 2019.

See public notification here. 

Groundwater Licensing Update from the Province

On February 19, 2019, the following Blog Post was posted 

https://engage.gov.bc.ca/watersustainabilityact/2019/02/19/blog-post-27-groundwater-licensing-update/

The Government has extended the water license application transition period for those who were using groundwater on or before February 29, 2016 for any non-domestic use, including agricultural, industrial, commercial and institutional groundwater uses. Applicants now have until March 1, 2022 to apply for a licence. (more…)

The PRRD Continues to Advocate for Caribou Recovery Plan Community Consultations

The Peace River Regional District continues to advocate for an open conversation between the public and the Province regarding the status of the discussions about caribou recovery.

In a letter to Chair Brad Sperling, Minister George Heyman confirmed that the government is committed to advancing caribou recovery, while seeking to provide for the best interests of British Columbians. He noted that to help this iconic species recover, there needs to be a collaborative approach that works for everyone, and that as the Provincial Government moves forward with caribou recovery, BC will be looking at the impacts of all land uses.

Since the meeting in Prince George with the Province, Chair Sperling has continued to be in contact with the province as they work with the Federal government to roll out the consultation to the region. Chair Sperling has requested that a minimum of three public consultations be held in the region. He would like to see meetings held in Chetwynd, Dawson Creek and Fort St. John.

Full Media release here: 2019-15-2019 Caribou Press release

Waste-Free Valentine’s Gifts

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!  Are you needing a last minute gift idea?  Well, we got you covered with some last minute ideas that are also waste conscious!

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Review of 9-1-1 Call Connection Delay January 8, 2019, Concluded

February 1, 2019- At the request of the Peace River Regional District and North Island 9-1-1, E-Comm (9-1-1 answer point for the Peace River Regional District) has provided the following information after a report of a 9-1-1 call connection delay on January 8, 2019.

Media Release